I have an empty DGNLIB as a container for sheet seeds. I created a new sheet model, added a border cell and then placed a drawing boundary of type DETAIL:
I opened a DGN file and used the "Named Boundary from Drawing Boundary" tool with the seed I just created:
I created the drawing from the named boundary and It appears as expected - the sheet model references the design model.
What I I can't figure out is how to define a drawing seed in the DGNLIB so that I get a drawing model referencing the named boundary and the sheet model referencing the drawing model. I know this is possible because I looked into the DrawingSeed.dgnlib which comes with the installation. I really don't understand the labyrinth of connections between the different models in that file.
Are there any resources that clearly explain how to create these types of drawing seeds? I found a long discussion and two GIF animations that shed some light on this topic:
More info in Microstation CONNECT docs. Search for "Customized Drawing Seeds for Detail Callouts"
Still appears to be a cryptic collection of models and connections in the DrawingSeed.dgnlib. Not clear on how to create my own without editing the existing DGNLIB.
The following learn server link would give all the information on the creation Detail Drawing seed: https://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathWithMasterCourseExpanded?lpId=111447&mcId=102638
Hope this helps,
Answer Verified By: Benzi Papo
Try this PDF. It goes through the details of the DrawingSeed.dgnlib on how it works and how to customize it.
Thanks Aimable. This is just what I was looking for. Together with the PDF suggested by Samir this should provide plenty of information.
Thanks Samir. It's unfortunate that it's not always easy to locate these resources.
True. There is so much material from years and years of content creation. Please feel free to reach out if you need other materials.